At the start of this year, before 2016 turned into the shit-show to end all shit-shows, we got an exciting insight into the future of action sports in virtual reality. It seemed to us at the time that the future, a future we’ve only ever seen in sci-fi, was wiping its shoes on the doormat at the entrance of our lives. Pretty soon, we figured, the future would be sitting in our lounge; drinking our tea, eating our biscuits, and changing things forever.
The introduction of Google Earth VR looks set to confirm our prediction. Tech is here to stay and looks set to revolutionise the ways we experience travel. For core adventurers, the thought of exploring the entire world from a sofa might sound like nonsense but in the years to come it could be a whole new mode of “transport” for the up and coming generations.